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Discussion: Plans

in: hansolo; hansolo > 2015-12-18

Dec 18, 2015 12:12 PM # 
Welcome back!

Your desire to plan a good A-meet will severely hinder your performance at the NF 50mi. I would suggest to back it off to a shorter distance. I did the half and was able to run it hard. Anything longer and it would have been more detrimental to my physical performance and just a 'survive' race. I would still race a trail race as I think they are better if your are trying to get into orienteering shape. The NF series are beautiful races in Harriman. Boston will greatly hinder your ability to set courses as it is the Monday before the meet.

Good goal on blue, what are you doing to get to that point?
Dec 26, 2015 4:35 PM # 

Boston is rather unlikely given a that the marathon team captain told me there were no free spots. Might change but unlikely. I'm willing to dial down the NF if it conflicts with the A Meet preparations. Obviously the A Meet quality is very important and a huge priority for the spring.

I did a course here in Birmingham, and am generally conditioning myself at this point. Once I return to West Point I'll look at our schedule to see if we have enough races to provide amply orienteering to help me reach that goal. If not, I'll have to train on my own on West Point terrain - long runs with maps, corridor o, and such will do me good.
Dec 28, 2015 1:44 AM # 
Sounds good. Let me know if you need ideas/planning for any of those trainings

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